Pearce (General)

by Jackie frost, Saturday, July 25, 2020, 13:39 (96 days ago)

I am looking for my great grandparents grave. They are buried in St. John’s Cinderford. I have been to look but can’t find the grave. Is there a map of where burials are? Everything is so overgrown. Thanks I am pretty new to this and am not sure where to look

Pearce

by JaneyH @, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, Thursday, July 30, 2020, 09:51 (91 days ago) @ Jackie frost

Hi Jackie, It's possible that there was never a headstone. For many people the cost of the burial was hard enough, and paying for a headstone was simply beyond the reach of many families.

I've had a few trips to different church-yards over the years, armed with a list of people I know from parish records were buried there. I'd guess my success rate overall is somewhere between a third and a half. Once I got really lucky and found a whole corner of a churchyard full of my ancestors, but on other occasions I've found nothing.

I'm visiting St John's at Cinderford in a few weeks time so if you give me the names I'll add them to my list and see if a fresh pair of eyes helps at all. Thanks for the warning about it being rather overgrown there!

Pearce

by probinson @, S. Oxon, Thursday, July 30, 2020, 11:03 (91 days ago) @ Jackie frost

There's no map I'm aware of. I think some records exist but may not be complete. I was previously advised to contact the church. I emailed but got no response at the time, but that was a while ago.

Best bet would be to call the church warden. There are telephone numbers at https://www.cinderford-churches.org.uk/contact/

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Peter

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